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  • n  soreness and warmth caused by friction
    he had a nasty chafe on his knee
  • n  anger produced by some annoying irritation
  • v  become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  • v  feel extreme irritation or anger
  • v  cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  • v  tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    This leash chafes the dog's neck
  • v  cause friction
  • v  warm by rubbing, as with the hands

  • Political control is of the familiarly unyielding Chinese style: the Uighurs chafe under Beijing's grasp and have demanded independence.
  • Her East Berlin neighbors may chafe under the drab dictatorship of the proletariat, but she believes.
  • Will such money-spinning creative talents chafe under Disney's more restrictive corporate culture? No one knows if they'd even stick around.

  • John Kerry in New York Times
    And for the Afghans who chafe at foreign boots on their soil, it sends a message that while America will remain committed to the Afghan people, we aren't interested in a permanent occupation,Mr. Kerry said.
  • Kaiser Kuo in Christian Science Monitor
    Anyone moving to a new culture must be prepared for periods of homesickness, alienation or even a sense of estrangement. But if you prepare to enjoy the country you live in and choose to go with the flow rather than chafe at the inconveniences and... Andrea Deccan Herald Jul 2, 2010 16437 22919 chafe There will always be those who chafe against censorship and those who defend the regime," says Kuo.

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